Discover the Next IDE Inhibitor with the Newly Launched SensoLyte(R) IDE Activity Assay

Top Quote AnaSpec Launches Industry's First FRET-based Assay for Measurement of Insulin Degrading Enzyme (IDE) Activity for inhibitor high throughput screening- the SensoLyte® 520 IDE Activity Assay Kit. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 11, 2014 - Discover your next Insulin Degrading Enzyme (IDE) inhibitor by using the newly launched SensoLyte® 520 IDE activity assay from AnaSpec. This is the first FRET-based (Ex/Em=490/520 nm) IDE assay that is commercially available and can be used for high-throughput screening (HTS) of IDE inhibitor lead compounds. The highly sensitive substrate used in the assay can detect as low as 0.8 ng/ml active IDE and has minimal cross reaction with Neprilysin, TACE, -Secretase, ADAM10 and BACE2.

    Insulin degrading enzyme (IDE), an extremely conserved Zn2+ metalloendopeptidase, belongs to the M16A metallopeptidase family (1-3). IDE is expressed in almost all tissues and distributed in the cytosol. It degrades various substrates such as insulin, IGF-II, TGF-α, glucagon, amylin, calcitonin, β-amyloid and amyloid precursor protein (APP) (4-6). Growing evidence has indicated that IDE may be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and diabetes mellitus type 2 (2, 7, 8).

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